By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATVHDOG) – A criminal complaint has been filed against 50 persons, including musicians Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido and the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, by a human rights activist, Mr Kenechukwu Okeke, for their alleged roles in the recent nationwide #EndSARS protests.
The suit was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja on Tuesday, by the activist who asked that the defendants be brought to justice for allegedly promoting the #EndSARS protests that resulted in the loss of lives and destruction of property across several cities in the country, an offence punishable under section 97(2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Other defendants listed in the suit include musician, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz and social media comedians, Debo Adebayo fondly addressed as Mr Macaroni, Maryam Akpaokagi also known as Taoma, Peter and Paul Okoye, Innocent Idibia, also known as TuFace, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Michael Ajereh (Don Jazzy) and Yemi Alade.
Also named in the suite are human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, former Super Eagles Star, Kanu Nwankwo, a former Director-General, Bureau for Public Sector Reforms, Doctor Joe Abah, Kiki Mordi, and actors, Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Deji Adeyanju.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.